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Year In Review: A Look Back At 2009

Budget issues, training for - and the ultimate arrival of - the swine flu, success for Oakdale academic decathletes, all made headlines in the local area for the year 2009. This week, we start our review of the year gone by, with stories taken from the front pages of The Leader, showcasing January through June in part one of the year in review.

December 30, 2009 | | Local News


Cowboy Legend Sousa Passes

Oakdale has lost one of its all-time great cowboy ambassadors.

December 23, 2009 | | Local News


New Hospital Construction On Budget

Making a quarterly report to the Oak Valley Hospital Board of Directors recently, the Citizen's Oversight Committee Chair, Mickey Peabody, reported that the committee is "satisfied with expenditure of funds and very pleased that the project remains ahead of schedule and on budget." A combination of favorable weather and diligent efforts by contractors was credited with the project being a month ahead of schedule.

December 23, 2009 | | Local News


OID Hears Riverbank’s Development Plans

The City of Riverbank's Director of Economic Development and Housing Tim Ogden delivered a presentation to the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors about Riverbank's and the Redevelopment Agency's plans to redevelop the Army Ammunition Plant area, a 150 acre site.

December 16, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Rare Cold Snap Brings Snow Flurries, Frost

While snow flurries in the high country isn't cause for much hoopla, when the white stuff started to fall in Oakdale and throughout the Central Valley it was enough to stop people from working and caused students to stare out the windows in awe.

December 09, 2009 | | Local News


Supervisors Approve Con Agra Permit

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at the Dec. 8 regular meeting to approve the Con Agra permit to spread aerated pond sediment on Oakdale farmlands owned by John Brichetto.

December 09, 2009 | | Local News


Members of the Oakdale City Council approved the Oakdale City Fire Department Fire Plan on Monday ev

Members of the Oakdale City Council approved the Oakdale City Fire Department Fire Plan on Monday evening, Dec. 7 but the message was clear: planning is good but there's no money to implement anything.

December 09, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Community Welcomes Hailee Home

Three weeks to the day - and almost to the minute - that she suffered a near fatal head injury in a gymnastics accident, 11-year-old Hailee Cunha got out of the family car and walked in to a crowd of well wishers at her Oakdale home, just in time for Thanksgiving.

December 02, 2009 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Peabody Returns From Capitol

As previously reported, Mickey Peabody, a local activist, volunteer and overall busy woman traveled to the State Capitol as a member of the California Senior Legislature (CSL) representing Stanislaus County as a senior senator to attend the annual session of the CSL, held in Sacramento.

December 02, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Supervisors Meet On Pond Sludge

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider ConAgra's application for a permit to spread aerated pond sediment onto Oakdale farmlands owned by John Brichetto at a public meeting at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The meeting will be held at the Basement Chambers, 1010 10th St., Modesto, where the board will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of a Negative Declaration.

December 02, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Pond Sludge Spreading Goes To Supervisors

The potential spreading of by-product waste material from ConAgra's aerated ponds onto Oakdale farmlands is going before the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors at a public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The meeting will be at 9:15 a.m. at the Basement Chambers, 1010 10th St., Modesto, where the board will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of a Negative Declaration for the ConAgra permit application.

November 25, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Christmas Tree Gala To Fund Books For Students

Budget cutbacks have affected school districts throughout the state. Smaller districts have been especially vulnerable because of smaller operating budgets, but the Valley Home Parent Teacher Club (VHPTC) has come up with a creative way to raise some extra funds needed for the school.

November 25, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Cowboy Christmas Arrives Saturday

The 17th Annual Cowboy Christmas Gift and Craft Show will take place on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in downtown Oakdale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 25, 2009 | | Local News


City Begins General Plan Update

An estimated four dozen residents turned out for a community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, hosed by the City of Oakdale to discuss the updating of Oakdale's general plan.

November 18, 2009 | Corey Rogers | Local News


Doornenbal Wins OID, Gilbert Unseats Jones

San Joaquin County voters swung the vote in favor of Herman Doornenbal of Escalon to take the Oakdale Irrigation District Division 2 seat.

November 18, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


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Valley Home Station Staffing Levels Remain

A 'Meet Your Chiefs' session at the Valley Home Fire Station – Station 30 in the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District system – was also expected to ...

September 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Football Fan Makes The Sidelines Home

Steve Gokey has always had a love of sports. That's a fact which may come as a shock to some, as Gokey has spent ...

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Concerns, Information Focus Of Corridor Public Hearing

What will the North County Corridor actually mean for the City of Oakdale?

September 13, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


BLUE STAR MOMS

Mid-Cal Blue Star Moms members Michelle Meade and Barbara Aceves were on hand with an informational booth on Saturday in neighboring Escalon at that community ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Prices Still Rising At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.01/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Music filled the streets of town all weekend as Sheather Fest brought in musicians from all over the world. It was warm but a lot ...

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Super Hero Experience Invades Golden 1 Center

An all-new, action-packed arena adventure is coming to the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


Music Event On Saturday

Nikki and Anthony-An Acoustic Duo will be playing on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Most Wanted Wine Bar and Woodfire Grill in Oakdale.

September 08, 2017 | | Local News


CHP Transport Concerns Addressed

A courtesy ride provided by a CHP officer has taken on a life of its own.

September 07, 2017 | | Local News


Care Center Wildlife Day

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates its anniversary every fall with Day with Wildlife. This year it is their 33rd anniversary. All are invited to ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Food Distribution

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Ripon Garden Tour Set

The Ripon Garden Club is sponsoring its annual September Stroll featuring eight gardens. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross, KAT Host Thursday Blood Drive

Get ready to kick up your boots and roll up your sleeve this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross and KAT 103 ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


Bunko Offered Friday

The Oakdale Grange is sponsoring a Bunko Night, which is always on the second Friday of each month.

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


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